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#401 OFFLINE   MrBill64

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:07 PM

Can someone explain the wisdom of someone with CI that is blacked out of both the NHL network feed and the MSG feed of the Rangers Bruins game tonight?  I live in upstate NY.



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#402 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:12 PM

What's your zip code?

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

Can someone explain the wisdom of someone with CI that is blacked out of both the NHL network feed and the MSG feed of the Rangers Bruins game tonight?  I live in upstate NY.

 

While they're at it, I would like to know why BOTH games on NHL Network are blacked out for me? I live in Bruins territory, but should be able to watch the 215-1 game, but I can't. 


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:25 PM

12090 zip code.  I realize I am in a secondary Rangers market.  What I think is happening is MSG doesn't recognize my zip code as in it's main market but the NHL network does.  MSG blacks me out because technically I am not in their market and should be able to watch the game on the NHL network but since I am in the Rangers secondary market the NHL blacks me out thinking I should be watching the game on MSG. Hence the double blackout.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:42 PM

It looks like tonight is one of the 21 Rangers games that are not available in Zone 2 (upstate NY). On cable locally in that area the Sabres game is airing on MSG.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

Can someone explain the wisdom of someone with CI that is blacked out of both the NHL network feed and the MSG feed of the Rangers Bruins game tonight?  I live in upstate NY.


I can explain it, but I can't provide the wisdom behind it. I just said above how much better CI blackouts are compared with MLB EI, but there is a caveat. Games on NHL Network (the primary game, not the secondary one) are not eligible for Center Ice, and NHL Network is notoriously strict regarding blackouts. This is one area where MLB does a better job, since games on MLB Network are never excluded from EI.

Normally, when a Rangers game is limited to a portion of the Rangers' territory, which happens when the Sabres are also playing, the Rangers can waive the blackout restrictions for areas their broadcast does not cover. However, it is my understanding that this only applies to games available on Center Ice, not games on NHL Network. I don't know if it's because the rules don't allow it or if it's because NHLN ignores the waiver, but if a game is on NHLN and the RSN doesn't show it throughout the territory, those in the uncovered areas of the territory are SOL.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:22 PM

WGN HD Blackhawks feed tonight. Nice. Now if they could just get rid of the -1 channels we'd be all set. Maybe with D14. :)




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